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Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations.

In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and the U.S. could "successfully develop relations on pragmatic and equal grounds."

Relations between Russia and the U.S. have deteriorated as the two countries have struggled to find common ground in Ukraine, where Russia annexed the Black Sea region of Crimea in March and a conflict in the east of the country has claimed over 400 lives.

The United States reacted by imposing sanctions on some of Putin's associates, and has threatened to take further action.

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vinibomba July 04 2014 at 7:17 AM

I am sure the same for the Russians. Obama is a confirmed lier and Putin knows this. Why should he trust Obama with his record of mis-spoken truths in his own country. He has been lying to his own people since becoming the commander in chief. Once a lier alwys a lier. I he doubts this why doesn't he take a lie detector test and ask direct question and not to go into his bull talk. This guy should have not been elected into this office. He is just making it difficult for blacks who are more qualified to run for this office,but again he just does not care about it. Nice example he sets for his two children. Just like his playboy father who he dreams of. He is pissed off that his father left his mother for whatever the reason and he just is trying to get back at his white mother. His growing up for 6years put Moslem ideas in his brain and will always give the Moslem religion the benefit of any doubt that many of them are terrorists. He should rally up the good Moslems to fight the evil .

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blackbelt.ron July 04 2014 at 7:51 AM

Vladimir congratulated Barack
on being the
Worst President in American history..!

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bailey.willie July 04 2014 at 7:20 AM


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patriot1too July 04 2014 at 7:32 AM

Obama is a failed social experiment who has rubber stamped his approval on every loopy fringe group out there. From the anti-family, anti-father, anti-child feminist cult to the gender confused. He has lowered the bar and done his best to turn America into a cess pool of moral decay to weanen our society and our nation. Lowered the bar on the military, marriage, race relations, jobs to communist china, his obama care ponzi scheme, morals, family values, political correctness and that liberal extremisist media, his gun grab and criminal illegal alieans.

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pdbliz July 04 2014 at 7:50 AM

People of AMERICA,,,You got what you voted for......

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markschupp July 04 2014 at 7:11 AM

In a stunning act of defiance, Obama courageously unfriends Putin on Facebook

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markschupp July 04 2014 at 7:07 AM

Obama draws "blue line" in Iraq after Putin took away his red crayon

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cowgirlboots23 July 04 2014 at 7:09 AM

hey i like Putin ,always have ...you just can not believe all the trash the American papers put out there about anyone ....im not saying make him president ..but we are taught to always live in some kind of fear of all other country's..just saying ...dont beat me up..lol

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stengernc July 04 2014 at 7:10 AM

American foreign policy is full of hypocrisy, we have lost the moral high ground thanks to the likes of former VP Dick Cheney and his Israeli neocons. We destabilized the middle east by taking out Iraq and now we tell Putin not to invade the Ukraine which was a part of Russia. Both countries are wrong but America is looking pretty stupid right now.

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lc5401 July 04 2014 at 7:06 AM

Do not trust the Russians

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